Jean H. Hunt

BANGOR — Jean H. Hunt, 75, of Newport died Dec. 29, 2010 at a Bangor hospital following a period of ill health. She was born Aug. 17, 1935 in SouthBerwick, the daughter of James Alton and Catherine (Keep) Powers. She was a graduate of Bridgton High School. On June 4, 1954, Jean married David P. Hunt in Bridgton. Jean was employed as a CNA in Casco and Windham for several years as well as an Avon Presidential Club member. While her children were growing up, she was very active as a Girl Scout leader and as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She was also active in the Naples PTA. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Naples also attended the Cornerstone Gospel Church in Naples as well as the High Street Congregational Church in Newport. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Newport and a member of the Book Club at the Newport Cultural Center. Jean always liked doing thing for others. She was an avid knitter and was always donating mittens, hats and other handmade items to local groups to be given to children and the needy. She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens, doing jigsaw puzzles, crafts, and she loved to read.

Jean is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, David P. Hunt of Newport; twin daughters, Sharon Low of Plymouth and Sheila Macklin of Bristol, N.H.; three sons, Tim Hunt of Delafield, WI, Ted Hunt of Coventry, R.I. and Tom Hunt of Hudson, N.H.; three brothers, Jack Powers of Tucson, Ariz., Dean Powers of Bridgewater, Mass. and Dan Powers of Kearsarge, N.H; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation was held on Sunday Jan. 2, 2010 at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center in Newport. Memorial services will be conducted in the spring in Naples at a time and location to be announced.

Friends who wish may make memorial donation in lieu of flowers to the Newport Fire Dept. Rescue Unit, Water Street, Newport, ME 04953.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High Street, Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes and condolences please visit:

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